This article in the Hindu Times explains how India plans to make full use of lidar technology for a range of projects.
They report that:
“Use of Lidar technology is quite beneficial and it gives quality data in digital form in a short time. This data can be used in many projects related to roads, canals, surface transport, city planning, land slides, irrigation etc,.” Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India told The Hindu .
Mr. Subba Rao met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu recently to apprise him of the advantages of this technology. He said Mr. Naidu appreciated the initiative of the Survey of India (SoI) and asked the SoI to carry out several mapping exercise for the State. Earlier, Mr. Subba Rao met the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Commissioner N. Srikanth and had discussed mapping pertaining to the CRDA area. This was followed by visit of an expert team from SoI, Hyderabad, which is now on the job of solving technical problems in mapping and preparation of the master plan.